MACs Ellie Goulding collection hit counters earlier this month and while not the most extensive of collections, it does contain some lovely products. I've said before on Instagram that I'm not a fan of the popstrel herself so that won't particularly entice me into buying anything from the collection but it wouldn't necessarily put meoff the collection either.
The collection includes;
*Two mini palettes;
Halcyon Nights & Halcyon Days (both €55.00)
*Lustre Drops in 'Pink Rebel' (€23.00)
* and three brushes;
#209 Liner (€23.00)
#129 Blush/Powder (€40.00)
#217 Blending (€28.50)
**An interesting note about these brushes is that they are not of the same high quality of usual MAC permanent line brushes. These are made in China for one,while their usual brushes are either made in Japan or France. Also the actual weight of these brushes is a lot less than their permanent line equivalents. The material of the ferrule and handle is also different and, to me anyhow, seems to come off 'cheaper' or more flimsy looking. This personally would put me off buying them at the price that they retail for normally!
*'Blacktrack' Fluidline gel eyeliner (€21.00)
*'Haute & Naughty' Too Black Lash Mascara (€25.00)
*Veluxe Brow Pencil 'Strawberry Blonde' (€21.00)
*Powder Blush Duo 'I'll Hold my Breath' (€30.00)
*Patent Polish Lip Pencils;
'Innocent' - Nude Beige (€25.00)
'Revved Up' - Peach (€25.00)
'Only You' - Coral (€21.50)
'Without your Love' - Pink (€21.50)
'Explosion' - Golden Shimmer (€25.00)
'Goodness Gracious' - Pinky Peach (€25.00)
It's keeping with the trend of bland but pretty beige/coral/pink tones that we tend to see every January post Christmas from MAC and to be honest I think it's a collection that would appeal to most people regardless of liking the lady herself or not.
I was sent the three products below; the bronzer/blush duo which admittedly I haven't used yet but do think it looks lovely and the quality of MACs powders almost never disappoint. Saying that however, I don't absolutely love these duo products as pro kit additions but I think they are great for personal use.
I was sent the peach coloured Plushglass. These are their lip plumping glosses and are quite pigmented and creamy, though if you hate any tingling of the lips, you might not opt for this formula.
And finally I was sent one of the Patent Polish Lip Pencils which I LOVE!!! I have 'Revved Up' - the coral shade and while I do like the colour, I just adore the formula and functionality of these pencils. They are highly moisturising and very comfortable on the lips.
Let me know in the comments below if you are a fan of Ellie and if you have picked up any of the items mentioned!